This month Congress will begin reauthorizing federal highway and transit dollars. To kick things off, the U.S. Congressional Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will hold a series of field hearings around the country, including a February 18th stop in Rochester.
The upcoming field hearings will address transportation strategy and needs. The first one will take place in Beckley, W.Va., four days before the hearing in Rochester. Other hearings will be held in Indianapolis, the Chicago area, Scranton, Pa., Oklahoma City, Fresno, Calif., Los Angeles and Vancouver, Wash.
When these field hearings were announced on February 2, Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) said “The best ideas to improve and streamline government programs often come from outside of Washington, and before we draft any legislation these meetings will provide the Committee with valuable insight and information.”
And a Town Hall Meeting…
The New York State Transportation Equity Alliance, Empire State Future, and Reconnect Rochester have teamed up to host a Transportation Equity Town Hall on February 17th (the day before Rep. Mica’s field hearing). Come join us for a forum on how federal and state transportation policy impacts New York. Learn how we can shape these federal and state policies to create faster, cleaner, safer, healthier and more equitable transportation choices for all New Yorkers.
Tags: Accountable, Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA-LU), Empire State Future, Flexible, New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA), Reconnect Rochester, Rep. John Mica, Safe, U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
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